Identification of variable-number tandem-repeat (VNTR) sequences in Acinetobacter baumannii and interlaboratory validation of an optimized multiple-locus VNTR analysis typing scheme.

@article{Pourcel2011IdentificationOV,
  title={Identification of variable-number tandem-repeat (VNTR) sequences in Acinetobacter baumannii and interlaboratory validation of an optimized multiple-locus VNTR analysis typing scheme.},
  author={Christine Pourcel and Fabrizia Minandri and Yolande Hauck and Silvia D'Arezzo and Francesco 6 Imperi and Gilles Vergnaud and Paolo Visca},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={539-48}
}
Acinetobacter baumannii is an important opportunistic pathogen responsible for nosocomial outbreaks, mostly occurring in intensive care units. Due to the multiplicity of infection sources, reliable molecular fingerprinting techniques are needed to establish epidemiological correlations among A. baumannii isolates. Multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) has proven to be a fast, reliable, and cost-effective typing method for several bacterial species. In this study, an MLVA… CONTINUE READING

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